Lifepath Christian Ministries - Services

Services

LifePath Christian Ministries aims to love, honor, and serve every person who walks through our doors. The ultimate goal is transformation from the inside out. We start by meeting their immediate needs for food, shelter, clothing, and/or medical care, and then encourage guests to take in our life-changing programs and services.

Cole’s drug addiction was out of control. When he lost his job, he hit rock bottom.

“I was living on the streets, and I literally gave up on life,” he says. “I didn’t want to end up like that. You don’t grow up thinking you’re going to be homeless by the age of 30. It’s not something you aspire to be. So I wanted to find a way to get back on track.”

Thanks to the support of friends like you, Cole is now “back on track.”

Our men’s services include:

  • an emergency shelter offering meals, beds, clothing, chapel, and supportive guidance. Medical and mental health services are also available.
  • a life transformation program for those who sincerely want to beat their addictions and begin anew. This work-oriented program includes counseling, teaching, Bible study, chapel, and social and recreational opportunities.

It adds up to a holistic approach aiming for spiritual, emotional, vocational, and physical health, with the ultimate goal of equipping men to flourish personally and in the community.

Your generosity makes it all possible. Thank you!

To learn more about our men’s services, contact Scott Beattie at 717.472.8890 x1204 or sbeattie@lifepathyork.org.

When Jade, homeless and five months pregnant, first contacted LifePath Christian Ministries, she was desperate.

“When I called, I was crying,” she remembers. “I was scared. But the director was so sweet. She was just like, ‘Don’t worry. You’re going to be okay. Just come in.’”

Jade went, and that’s exactly what happened. She was welcomed with unconditional love, and everything — including her baby — ended up better than “okay.”

That’s what your support does for people in desperate situations — you help to turn a situation that’s less than “okay” into something far better.

The first purpose of our women and children’s program is to provide, through shelter, meals, and clothing. The second purpose is strong programming designed to help women grow spiritually, to develop life skills, and more — everything they need to flourish personally and in the community.

We accomplish that with a combination of our own staff and volunteers, and through partnering with local agencies that provide the services that we can’t — like medical and mental health services, addiction treatment and recovery, and more. It all adds up to a holistic approach that fosters complete transformation.

But even when our guests “launch” back into the community, we don’t just leave them alone. We’ll continue to be there for them.

None of this happens without the generous support of friends like you!

To learn more about our women and children’s services, contact Jan Wilson at 717.845.5947 x1402 or jwilson@lifepathyork.org.

If people can develop healthy life skills and the ability to make good choices at a young age, they’re much more likely to flourish as adults — and less likely to end up on the streets.

Your support helps provide a number of LifePath programs for youth:

The After School Club (grades 1-5) gives kids a safe environment for homework and tutoring. They also have Bible study, crafts, and recreation. Transportation is provided.

The Teen Evening Program (grades 6-12) gives teens a haven for fun, Bible studies, tutoring, basketball teams and much more. Transportation is provided.

Summer Day Camp, held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., runs for five weeks, and features day trips to parks, museums, swimming areas, and more. Transportation provided.

Residential Day Camp, held for one summer week at a local camping facility, includes such activities as swimming, boating, archery, and Bible studies. Lives are changed!

If you’d like to donate items to our youth programs, we need items like board games, Frisbees, balls of all kinds, bicycles, school supplies, and more. Thank you!

Your support helps keep children and teens on the path to success. Thank you!

To learn more about our youth services, contact Chris Cunningham at 717.843.5799 or ccunningham@lifepathyork.org.

Thanks to partnerships with other local agencies and your support, LifePath offers medical and mental health services free to those who come through our doors for help.

Katallasso Family Health Center regularly visits LifePath to provide care in family practice, orthopedics, women’s health, endocrinology, and more. Alysha, a full-time student and mom with no health insurance, says Katallasso’s services were “a blessing. It was free, and my experience was wonderful.” In Greek, katallasso means “reconciliation.”

Safe Harbor provides counseling services for adults, children/adolescents, and couples. Among other things, Safe Harbor addresses mood disorders, depression, anxiety/stress, eating disorders, self-esteem, spiritual issues, divorce, addictions, and more.

Your support helps address the physical, emotional, and mental health needs of those who come to us for help. Thank you!

To learn more about our health services, contact Scott Beattie at 717.472.8890 x1204 or sbeattie@lifepathyork.org.

Your support goes a long way toward providing hundreds of thousands of meals, served free to the community, every year.

Meals are offered at the following times:

Breakfast: Monday-Saturday, 7:00-7:30 a.m.; Sunday 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Lunch: Daily 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Supper: Monday-Friday 5:00- 5:30 p.m.
Chapel Service & Meal: Daily 8:00-9:30 p.m.

But it’s more than merely putting a plate in front of a hungry friend. LifePath also educates guests about nutrition and a balanced diet, helping them become self-sustaining via wise grocery shopping and meal planning.

Our ultimate hope and prayer is that our food services represent more than just a meal. We want to serve with love, hope, and encouragement, and ultimately help our friends take that first step toward new life and a fresh start.

Thanks to your generosity, we’re able to serve almost 200,000 meals a year!

To learn more about our food services, contact Teresa Rufo at 717.472.8890 x1205 or trufo@lifepathyork.org.